Gentle surf strokes sandy beaches alongside red cliffs and wind-sculpted dunes. Cycle a seashore path, savour a picnic by a lighthouse and spot heron wading in coastal bays. Hike woodlands and overlook ponds watching for red fox, waterfowl and warblers, then head to one of many beaches to build spectacular sandcastles. At sunset, roast marshmallows over a campfire listening to tales and songs - Prince Edward Island National Park is a giant playground for kids of all ages.
Please note, as per Province of PEI regulations, travel into Prince Edward Island is restricted.
The Park Promise is a commitment to taking better care of the earth, written by PEI poet laureate Julie Pellissier-Lush, a Mi'kmaq Knowledge Keeper from Lennox Island First Nation.
This initiative embodies our own hopes for a healthier, more sustainable future, and Parks Canada invites everyone to make the Promise and share their commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more: Park Promise.
Hours of operation
The park is accessible year-round
Visitor services are available from May to October.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Planning to visit during COVID-19?
Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site
Surrounded by sand dunes, beaches and a lake, Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a peek into a luxurious Victorian estate. Explore the interior, cycle the shoreline, stroll the grounds or simply relax in an Adirondack chair with a view.
Green Gables Heritage Place
Be charmed by an encounter with Canada’s iconic redheaded sweetheart, Anne of Green Gables. Relive the fictional orphan’s youthful adventures at the Island farmstead that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Ardgowan National Historic Site
Stroll the serene and grand grounds surrounding Ardgowan, the former Charlottetown home of William Henry Pope, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation who resided and entertained in this cottage-style house during the Charlottetown Conference of 1864.
Province House National Historic Site
The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is a Charlottetown highlight. Stroll the grounds to experience the magnificent neo-classical architecture of this majestic building and view interpretive panels.
Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site
Established in 1720, Port-la-Joye was the entry point for European settlers coming to Île Saint-Jean to embark on a new life. There are centuries of history to discover in this historic location, declared a national historic site in 1967.